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Author Mauceri, John, author.

Title Maestros and their music : the art and alchemy of conducting / John Mauceri.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    781.45 MAU    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    781.45 MAU    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description viii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Summary John Mauceri brings a lifetime of experience to bear in an unprecedented, hugely informative, consistently entertaining exploration of his profession, rich with anecdotes from decades of working alongside the greatest names of the music world. With candor and humor, Mauceri makes clear that conducting is itself a composition: of legacy and tradition, techniques handed down from master to apprentice--and more than a trace of ineffable magic. He reveals how conductors approach a piece of music (a calculated combination of personal interpretation, imagination, and insight into the composer's intent); what it takes to communicate solely through gesture, with sometimes hundreds of performers at once; and the occasionally glamorous, often challenging life of the itinerant maestro.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-249) and index.
Contents A short history of conducting -- The technique of conducting -- How do you learn an orchestral score? -- How do you learn to be a conductor? -- What makes one conductor's performance different from another's? -- Relationships. The relationship with the music ; The relationship with the musicians ; The relationship with the audience ; The relationship with the critics ; The relationship with the owners and management -- Who's in charge? -- The loneliness of the long-distance maestro -- Recordings vs. performances (vs. recordings of performances) -- The mystery: everything and its opposite.
Subject Conducting.
Conductors (Music).
ISBN 9780451494023 (hardcover)
0451494024 (hardcover)

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